Contact informationFarm Address:
PO Box 527
Pescadero , California , 81526
Primary Contact: Darin Earl
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description:
CRAFT Member Farm? Yes
Internship Starts: 3/1/2017
Internship Ends: 11/20/2017 long term available
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Until Positions Are Filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 8 Months
“Full Time Tractor Assistant<br>
-Sunday-Thursday, 30-45 hours a week
The Tractor Assistant works closely with, and under the supervision of, the farm owner and our Tractor Manager. This is a full-time, seasonal position, starting April 1 and ending November 23. However, there are opportunities for long-term employment and advancement for the right candidate. This is a unique opportunity to gain further experience with the function and utilization of various tractors and implements on a mid-size farm scale by working alongside experienced farmers.
Pay: $11-13/hour, experience depending
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Performing various stages of tractor work (spading, discing, ripping, bed making, cultivating, seeding, fertilizing, spraying, mowing, grading, and other related tasks)<br>
– Maintaining detailed records of inputs, plantings and other field activities<br>
– Work closely with the Irrigation Manager to coordinate field moisture & tractor work<br>
– Participation in building and other projects as needed<br>
– Assist at a Farmers' Market every Sunday<br>
– Occasional assistance with harvest<br>
– Errand runs once or twice a month
To apply please send resume, including two references, and a cover letter to Darin at Darin@fifthcrowfarm.com
Educational Opportunities: "A great opportunity to learn more about tractors, tractor work, field production, crop and farm maintenance.<br> Although crew are paid seasonal employees versus interns, we are committed to providing rich optional educational opportunities outside of work hours. For this reason we are part of a group of more than 8 local farms (Central Coast CRAFT: https://sites.google.com/site/centralcoastcraft/) collectively providing further educational & community building opportunities for our interns/apprentices & employees. These positions are ideal for someone who has already interned, is ready to be paid, but wants more experience and exposure to other farms before starting their own operation. "
Skills Desired: This position requires previous farming experience on a small or mid-size farm Please do not apply if you have zero tractor experience!. Good communication skills and an ability to self manage are critical. Must have at least a basic knowledge of proper usage and care of mechanical equipment. Experience in customer service and with farmers' markets a plus. Basic Spanish a plus.
Meals: We offer as many farm veggies as you can eat.
Stipend: "$11-13/hr starting pay, depending on experience, with possible opportunities for long-term employment and advancement for the ideal candidate. Health Benefits"
Housing: Housing is very limited. Information about housing is available upon inquiry
Preferred method of Contact: Email